BioMeet Rick Larsen
Rick Larsen was born and raised in Arlington, Washington. His dad, Dick Larsen, worked as a lineman for the Snohomish County Public Utility District. His mom, Yolanda Larsen, stayed at home full-time raising Rick and his seven brothers and sisters. She was an important influence on Rick, encouraging him to be involved in the local community.
“Dad was on the Planning Commission and City Council for many years, and Mom always pressed us kids to stay involved at school,” said Rick. “Their encouragement of community service still is a motivation for my service in Congress.”
Rick and his wife, Tiia, have two sons, Robert and Per. They represent the fifth generation of the Larsen family to call this area home.
“My great-grandparents helped build a local church in Deming. The church is still there and represents the kind of lasting foundation I hope to build for families in our community,” Rick continued.
In Congress, Rick has always focused on the needs of Northwest Washington - and chose to serve on committees that allow him to pursue priorities important to our communities.
“I am working to invest in our roads, bridges, highways and transit that supports local job creation,” Rick said. “And as a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, I am able to support the women and men in our military as well as local veterans and retirees,” he concluded.